Austin Zen Center presents Movie Night w/Rev. Sato Ryoki: Buddhists

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Movie Night w/Rev. Sato Ryoki: <i>The Island of the Origin</i>
Photo courtesy of Austin Zen Center

The director of The Island of the Origin, Sayaka Goto, presents a new documentary, Buddhists, featuring six Buddhist monks, which the film follows across Japan and around the world over two years. This documentary explores the potential of Buddhism in its application to contemporary ways of life. Meet the “Buddhist monks living in the present” - each of which adopts the teachings of the Buddha in innovative ways to promote awareness of both the Self and Society. What does it mean to live in the full realization of life itself? The film urges us to live mindfully and to be present in the moment, without being entrapped in attachments of the past or the future. The power to lead the future in a better direction lies within each one of us as we approach awareness and act upon it. It is the hope of the director that this film will open the doors which permit creating such future.

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